Layer w/ Grit...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JeninMN, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. JeninMN

    JeninMN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    Hi everyone!

    Hubby went to the store and this is what he came back to verify:

    Layer crumble available all times(just switched from starter/grower)
    Grit in another dish off to the side of the feed trough also available all times

    Being as they now have the grit readily available...we can start giving them grass, etc without having problems right?


  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I'm assuming your chickens are either 20 weeks old and/or have started laying so you've switched to layer feed. Yes, they can have other food as long as they have grit available to digest it. Chickens of laying age should also have crushed oyster shell available free-choice to help in the formation of strong egg shells.
    My chickens haven't tried eating the grass. They like, in no particular order, yogurt, millet seed, watermelon, cantaloupe, hard boiled eggs, etc etc (provided by mommy) and what they find most often on their own: bugs, weed seeds, rose leaves, and just about anything else that will hold still long enough for them to peck at it.
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
  4. JeninMN

    JeninMN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    So we are on the right track...I'm going to add in some treats now too...this is going to be much funner for all involved!

    They just turned 18 weeks on Sunday and we got our first egg on Sunday..nothing since then tho...

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